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# hunting

This year
Minister commits to meeting gun groups before any changes made to firearm ownership rules
A public consultation on proposed changes to firearm ownership rules is now open.
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Five people fined for illegally hunting a hare in Co Mayo
Each defendant was ordered to pay €600 to the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again
The International Whaling Commission, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world’s whale and cetacean population, introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.
US judge orders poacher to watch repeat screenings of Bambi as part of sentence
David Berry Jr will be forced to see the animated movie at least once a month during his year-long jail term.
'It was gruesome': Fox torn apart by hunt hounds in the middle of Kerry housing estate
One resident said the dogs left behind the tail and entrails of the fox, which one of her neighbours later had to clean up.
Five hunting dogs killed after escaping onto busy M3 motorway
Dash camera footage shows drivers diverting around the dead dogs on the road.
DNA tests confirm remains of missing South African hunter 'found in crocodiles'
Scott Van Zyl went missing during a hunting expedition last week.
US hunter 'paid substantial sum' for licence to shoot rare red deer in Killarney
The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is investigating the allegations.
Donald Trump Jr once hunted and killed an elephant (and people aren't letting him forget it)
Many are pointing out how symbolic it is, given the state of the Republican party.
Gardaí hunting gang who robbed and terrorised an elderly woman at her home
The incident occurred at Galbally, Co Limerick at around 11pm last night.
'Win a lion' and kill it if you want to: Conservation raffle sparks criticism
One charity described it as ‘appalling’.
Lion-killing dentist who shot Cecil will NOT be facing charges
Zimbabwe had said previously that they would seek to extradite Walter Palmer.
The all-female poaching unit that's turning the tables and hunting the hunters
“If you see the poachers you tell them not to try, tell them we are here and it is they who are in danger.”
Dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work amid angry protest scenes
A group of protesters gathered outside his office.
US moves to curb trophy hunting after Cecil's death
The lion’s killing has led to a public outcry.
Chris Pratt annoyed a lot of people with these comments about hunting
He said he feels ‘remorse’ for the animals he’s killed.
This man has been on the run from prison for 20 days
Police believe there is a possibility he may be in Northern Ireland.
People are outraged this hunter posted a picture with a dead giraffe
Ricky Gervais posted a picture of the hunter on his Facebook page.
Raver found wandering naked in woods four days after music festival
The man had been at the TomorrowWorld festival in Georgia.
This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford
The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the deliberate killing of birds of prey seems to be on the rise.
Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.
Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes
A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.
Japan's Prime Minister defends "ancient practice" of dolphin hunting
The annual catch and killing of dolphins at Taiji has sparked global criticism.
Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism
The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.
Dog found under a pile of rubbish with his skull smashed is on the mend
The vet said the hunting dog, Fionn, had received a severe blunt force trauma to the head.
Investigation launched after family dog mauled to death by hunt hounds
The family of Isabelle want changes made to the law governing blood sports.
Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister
A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.
Animal rights groups condemn 'brutal attack' on fox in Laois
The fox was found tied to a gate after being shot and skinned.
Deenihan bans hunting of Kerry red deer
The Minister also announced his decision to begin a general review of the Open Season Order for other deer species.
Campaigners seek Ward Union hunt to be reinstated
Rural Ireland Says Enough (RISE) is calling for government TDs to support the rights of their “large rural support base”.
Poll: Should hare coursing be banned?
Anti-hunting activists have hit out at the Government for exempting hare coursing from animal cruelty laws. So what do you think?
Rachel Allen to tackle 'dead bird' pics on RTÉ show
Chef to respond on Brendan O’Connor’s chat show to criticism of Facebook photo which shows her posing with shotgun and five game birds.
Hunter shot in buttocks - by his own dog
The man put his shotgun down before turning around to work on his decoys…
Western black rhino declared extinct
Other subspecies of rhino also face extinction due to commercial poaching and threats from international crime groups targeting rhinos for their horns.
Hunting lobby: Fine Gael broke election deal to lift hunt ban
A field sports group has said Fine Gael pledged to reverse a stag hunting ban in return for votes – but then reneged on the deal.
Protest planned as blood-sports group shortlisted for award
Pro-blood sports lobby group RISE has been shortlisted for a PR award – a move that animals rights campaigners have condemned, saying the group’s claims that animals do not suffer when hunted are “utterly false and easily refuted”.
Fine Gael may see red over hunting protest
‘Blood’-covered protestors to demonstrate at HQ after party promises hunts it will oppose changes to stag hunting if it gets into power.